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    December 31, 2012
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a police chase at a bay area airport after a man runs on to the tarmac. the white house and congress reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. what it means for everybody's paychecks. and we'll take you behind the scenes on the biggest new year's eve celebration in town. good evening i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm brian brian. ken's got the night off. we begin with developing news at the international airport. police pursued this man over the tarmac. he hopped the fence just before 8:00 tonight and started running towards the terminal making it across two runways before police caught up with him. he was out there for 15 minutes. it's not clear exactly what the man's intent was, but does suffer from a mental illness. thousands of partyers are flooding the streets of san francisco. and with a behind the scenes look at the biggest party in town. hi elizabeth. >> reporter: hi. we are still two hours away
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from the new year, but they are starting to get excited. and and with the wigs, the same thing. new year's eve will be here on the clearest. and i mean hey, i'm a huge giant's fan. it'll be every year for one main thing. the fireworks. jeff thomas shows us some last- minute preparations. they are in charge of new year's eve and the 4th of july and at the golden gate bridge's anniversary show. behind the magic of about 5,000 fireworks in effect. a crew of 20 with lots of
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preparation. >> so there is a month of designthat we actually do. working on how we want the shells to go off. there's a broadcast we set off. >> reporter: the show only lasts for 15 minutes set out on the two barges out in the water. >> there are a few surprises i won't talk about, but yes it will be filled with a few different effects. lots of excitement. >> reporter: the excitement is full in effect back on land where the party is just getting started. >> happy new year. for people drinking tonight, there's plenty of safe options to get home as bart has extended hours until 3:00 a.m. and in san francisco, i'm elizabeth harrington, cbs5. >> police will be out in force looking for anyone who has had too much to drink. they'll be looking for you long before you get into your car. the city is issuing a zero policy tolerance. >> if you see someone drinking
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too much, unable to care for yourself, be forewarned now you could be stopped by the san francisco police department. you can be cited and go to jail as well. >> even if you make it to the cab, you're not home free. if you get sick in the back, you could be charged $100 on the spot to cover clean up costs. >> wow, if you need a slap in the face, the weather will oblige. roberta's got the details. >> it is going to get cold. we're calling on our high- definition radar. the precipitation will befalling into a form of snow. currently the skies are clearing out with a direct result. the temperature, they have been plummeting. livermore is now at 41 degrees, but check out santa rosa with clear skies, 36 degrees. a bit of a cloud cover in redwood city and we'll call it partly cloudy.
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tonight a few clouds. 37 to 39 degrees. that's the temperature towards midnight. but overnight we're dipping down below freezing in santa rosa and back into sonoma and pretty close to freezing. we'll talk about the coldest day of this workweek still to come. all righty, thank you. the city of oakland does not want this new year's to be like last new year's. police have said a two-word message for partyers. >> no guns. >> if you hear enough fire that you thought you were in a fire zone. >> reporter: john is talking about the sound of automatic celebrator gunfire in his neighborhood every new year's eve. this year he has a plan. >> i will be going in four hours before the gunfire starts. >> reporter: the gunfire is documented in youtube videos year after year. >> happy new year. and happy holidays. >> and this holiday from 2011
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who claims to be in east oakland. firing round after round from what appears to be a shotgun, but oakland police chief howard jordan insists this year will be different. >> we actually have a team of officers dedicated by the supervisor and one sergeant, soully in response to the gunfire calls in the city tonight. >> reporter: and for the first time during new year's, officers are using enhanced shot spotter technology, a system that records the sound and location of gunfire and sends the information directly to an officer's patrol car laptop. >> we are going to be out there. we are going to be watching you. we're taking it very seriously. >> people are going to do what they want to do regardless. so i just hope that people don't get hurt. i hope people are safe tonight. >> reporter: some residence say no matter how many officers are out chasing down gunfire tonight, the roof problem remains unsolved. >> and there are too many guns out and irresponsible people as well. >> reporter: police are
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stepping up the dui patrols, encouraging anyone that sees or hears gunfire to text 888777 tip to oakland pd. in oakland, cbs 5. it's a very happy new year in washington. the senate is closing out 2012 with a fiscal cliff deal with just hours to spare. negotiators found common grounds on tax hikes and spending cuts. the senate is expected to vote some time tomorrow. and cb s 5 reporter sharon chin has the details for you. >> reporter: lawmakers postponed the automatic spending cuts that would have hit the pentagon and other federal agencies this week. they did strike a deal on taxes. three hours before the midnight deadline, mitch mcconnell and vice president joe biden emerged with a compromise in taxes, agreeing to wait on flashing spending. >> this is a mini cliff.
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the big cliff still lies in front of us. the big cliff on all spending cuts. >> reporter: president obama had scolded congress for waiting so long. >> one thing we can count on with respect to this congress is that if there is even one second left before you have to do what you're suppose to do, they will use that last second. >> reporter: the bush era tax cuts remain in place for individuals earning as much as $400,000 a year and families $450,000 a year. for above the $250,000 level on which president obama campaigned on. but those making more will see higher income taxes, capitol gains, and dividend rates, plus a new health care reform surtax. san francisco tax attorney rob wood says you'll notice in your pay tax will be history. >> the average person earning $50,000 a year is going to pay about $1,000 more in payroll taxes in 2013. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff agreement increases taxes on
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the states worth more than $5 million. it extends unemployment benefits for one year and keeps the child tax credit for workers who don't earn enough to pay income taxes. the alternative minimum tax got a tax for inflation, which shields 33 million taxpayers an average of $3,000 each in higher taxes. even with the budget compromise, get ready for a confusing tax season. >> it's very likely that people will not be able to file on time and not be able to get the refunds and that the irs computers will not be all set up to take into account the new laws that we think are being passed. >> reporter: house members are due back to the capitol at noon tomorrow. they'll get the compromise bill once the senate passes it, sharon chin, cbs 5. a new york city couple is under arrest after police said they found bomb making materials and a terrorist encyclopedia in their apartment. police searched the couple's village apartment as they found a highly explosive white powder
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used to make bombs. they also found a shotgun and a replica of a grenade launcher and books on how to make bombs. the 27-year-old woman was pregnant when arrested. she gave birth in custody. and if it is even stranger, she's a daughter of a prominent new york doctor and her boyfriend is a harvard graduate. doctors are monitoring secretary of state hillary clinton for a blood clot. the clot is behind her right ear in a vein between the brain and the skull. mrs. clinton's doctors said it did not cause a stroke and they are dissolving it with blood thinners. she suffered a concussion earlier this month after falling at home. >> we know two to three weeks ago she fainted and hit her head. now at that time she could have had trauma, she could have ripped that vein that had a little bleeding, a little clot formation. on top of that she had a stomach virus and we know that dehydration increases the odds
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of having a clot. >> clinton's doctors says she's in good spirits, making excellent progress. they'll monitor in the hospital for a few more days. well when the calendar flips, so will taxpayers. which bay area benefit will have a higher tax cut come tomorrow? cars that can scan your fingerprints. the new technology that could put a stop to drunk driving. what would you do if you found $800 just lying in the street? the 911 call that even surprised the cops next. ,,,,,,,,
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people a and here's another live
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look at san francisco where thousands of people are expected tonight. many of them are staked out here just hours ago to watch the spectacular fireworks show. and every new year brings new changes. some good, some bad. and one such change will come at the cash register. get ready to pay more for everything starting tomorrow. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman with the reason for the increase. >> reporter: the city of el cerreto where ups notices gather because no one is there to collect it has a dubious distinction of having the highest sales tax in california. >> even if it is just one penny, it is five cents that will add up because it's a lot, especially for the young kids. i'm only 21 and i spend money like it's nothing. >> reporter: now when she spends money like it's nothing, she's going to send an extra quarter of a cent every time she spends $1. a penny for every $4. is that a big deal?
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>> nobody likes it, but if it has too be it has to be -- has to be it has to be. >> reporter: governor brown's prop 30 raised taxes, which hits starting tomorrow. el cerreto had higher taxes before where they will remain the highest. now at 9.5%. other east bay cities are up in the 9% range, but the big cities of san francisco and san jose are among the lowest. >> it's a quarter of a percent that is not really going to make a big difference. >> reporter: but just to show how things get with local taxes, steve's tire store is right on the border. one step could be like that. >> sales tax will be here tomorrow at 9.5%. sales tax right here tomorrow, 9%. >> reporter: the tax from prop 30 will last the next four years. mike sugerman, cbs5. and as you probably guessed the chp will be out in force tonight looking for anybody that shouldn't be driving. here's a sobering thought. a dui can cost up to $7,000.
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cbs reporter shows us how new technology could put the brakes on drunk drivers. >> so we want to take this device and implement it into the car. >> reporter: he is leading a research team creating technology preventing 10,000 drunk driving deaths a year. unlike this existing breathalyzer test for convicted drunk drivers, these two new sensors would test anyone behind the wheel. >> the idea is to develop a sensor that could potentially be implemented in the vehicle to prevent anybody that's above the legal limit, above the .08 legal limit from moving the vehicle and driving. >> reporter: the touch base sensor embedded in the start/stop button shines an infrared light into the driver's finger. in half a second measures the alcohol content in the tissue. and the second type of technology is a breath-based sensor mounted near the steering wheel. it would measure molecules in the driver's breath. >> how far away is this technology from being ready? >> at this stage probably 8 to
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10 years is when you would start seeing it inside vehicles. >> reporter: the $10 million funding for the project is split between 16 car makers and the federal government. but it's opposed by the american beverage institute, which represents 8,000 chain restaurants in the u.s. the group made the following statement. drunk driving fatalities are a historically low level right now. we shouldn't try to solve what's left of the drunk driving problem by targeting all americans with alcohol- sensing technology. cbs news. well we still have a little while to go, but in new york city it's already 2013. >> yeah, cbs reporter edward lawrence was with 1 million people in times square. >> reporter: 2013 got the times square treatment, the fanfare that could only come from these 1 million party goers from around the world. >> this is all worth it right now with the confetti and the
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lights. >> reporter: getting here was no easy fee as revelers had to pass through the gauntlet of thousands of extra police officers. >> we've been taking care of this three times so we will be safe. >> reporter: once in times square, revelers face temperatures close to freezing with gusty winds, the hottest item throughout? hand warmers. taylor swift headlined the evening keeping the crowd singing until the clock struck midnight. >> it's really a global event, estimating more than $1 billion people that watched the ball drop on television. it will be chilly, right? >> yes.
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in the mid-40s at this hour, bundled up mostly cloudy skies. the winds are calm and you'll notice very dry views. the high definition doppler radar paints the picture for all of us. no green on this green, which means if there was that we would all need an umbrella to ring in the new year. today our temperatures are averaging anywhere between 3 degrees to 8 degrees below normal for this time of the year. 53 in san jose when we should realize that 60 degrees is only in the lower 50s. and in san francisco 52. this is the scene right now. people are out and about and currently in san francisco. it is 49 degrees. but look at santa rosa. i told you so. colder there than in new york at 34 degrees. a few clouds are scattered across the bay area at midnight with the temperatures now pretty much 37 to 49 except for the santa rosa reading that just dipped into the low 30s.
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and overnight tonight, below freezing and pen grove and other areas, hillsburg as well as it will be freezing in concord, clayton, and also in hercules. 37 degrees in redwood city. now the scene at the golden gate bridge, traffic is beginning to slow down a bit as everybody has made it do their destination. we do have tomorrow, a winter spare the air day. the first one of the winter season. in comparison at this time last year we had notched up to 11 of those days. they said that the forecast will be causing for a freeze watch. in the north bay at this time tomorrow night through wednesday morning with the temperatures tumbling into the 20s. now, this is interesting doings here. a precipitation will be normal. san francisco right now at 144 where we should be as we wrap up the year. last year at this time, 37%. no two winters are alike. and this winter is already going to be changing. upstream several areas of low pressure. the latest one as beginning to show you through the state of california taking the
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precipitation off the coast. and leaving us with partly to mostly cloudy skies at this hour. a new forecast for the new year that does promise sunny skies tomorrow afternoon. into the 40s and the 50s. still relatively cool. but after we take a look at your extended forecast, we're going to be gradually climbing up to a high temperature near 60 degrees. that will come towards the weekend. and by the tail end of the weekend on sunday and also one noticeable feature, i really don't see any rain in our forecast until a week from this wednesday. >> good. >> good first, you know, full week of having, well, that there. >> because of anything fun. what are you doing at midnight time? >> working. >> not at midnight. >> driving to our destination. >> yes. >> and i have some warm fuzzy slippers waiting for me. >> you said warm. >> i have people waiting for me. >> you're ready. just ahead a teenager finds a fortune lying on the streets, but it's what happened next that's even more incredible. ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,
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of cash, lying in the stree cbs reporter kristine lazarn the 9-1-1 call, that surpr what would you do if you
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found an envelope stuffed full of cash lying in the streets? >> the 911 call that surprised even the police. >> and we parked right here. >> reporter: they went out for pizza last friday night and literally stumbled upon nearly $800. >> as he was exiting the passenger seat, the first step is where he landed right on the envelope. >> reporter: inside the envelope just laying in the parking lot was a stack of cash. >> and you know i was wondering what it was and i said take it. but then we decided no, no wait, let's think it further. >> reporter: the 18-year-old college student decided to call police and turn the money in. >> the cops were surprised. saying we really don't get calls for, you know, calls like this, especially teenagers. that's what surprised them the most. >> reporter: while we were in the middle of reporting on our story, a woman came out of this cell phone store and said she believes the money belonged to her manager. so we called them back putting
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the two of them in touch and it turns out she was right. >> yes. >> reporter: the employee was able to confirm the exact amount of cash in the envelope and as well as the name that was written on it. >> hello? >> reporter: over the phone the passenger of the store thanked him, telling him that he had dropped the money on the way to deposit it in the bank and thought he was going to have to pay for it out of his paycheck. he then offered the teen a $100 reward. >> thank you very much for bringing back the deposit. >> reporter: how does it feel to do a good deed like that? >> nothing really. i really don't feel that different. you know, i feel like i just did what i would expect from other people to do for me. >> reporter: he may be humbled, but his mother is beaming over her son's good deed. >> i feel so proud about him. and his friends. >> oh, his mother deserves to be proud. what a relief for the rightful owner who is still not identified yet. >> what a nice dose of good news, which is not precisely what a number of the nfl coaches got today. >> no, no, no.
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not a good day. >> right. >> you make me feel bad. >> yeah. >> well, almost a fifth of the nfl's head coaches, they have been let go today. we all have that and the eve of the rose bowl. the favorite over wisconsin, but by how much? it's all in the minute. ,,,, sleep train thanks all those who helped make a difference last year for thousands of california foster kids. thank you for helping foster kids.
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thank you for the school supplies. thank you for the new shoes. thank you, secret santa. and thank you for donating money. your generosity proves that while not everyone can be a foster parent, anyone can help a foster child. - thank you. - thank you. gracias por su ayuda.
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re won't be a n they call it the nfl black monday living up to its name with seven head coaches and five general managers getting fired. there won't be a new head coach in oakland, but offensive coordinator greg knapp and three other assistants were let go. and he has dropped the most offensive staff members. the reason including only 18.1 points per game.
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stanford dead outside of l.a. getting ready for wisconsin at the rose bowl tomorrow. 2:00 p.m. kick off for the cardinals, a 6.5-point favorite to win this for the first time since 1972. harvard facing st. mary just a couple days after knocking off cal. early on it looked like the clemson team. steve with the lay up inside. up by a bunch, but they rally. just one minute left. mitchell young doing the work on the inside with the stickback down by one. five seconds left. a great sequence, young gets the rebound and fouled with just one second left. he's got to make two free throws and he does! they win the game 76-69 -- 70- 69 finishing on a 14-2 run. >> wow. >> excitement brewing. >> yes. >> did you know who is the rose bowl queen? >> no. >> yes, she was in the parade many years ago. >> right. >> just like that.
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>> yes, look at the moon. ,, ,,,,